Movies like Amu

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Amu (2005)
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Amu (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: India, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Amu is the story of Kaju, a twenty-one-year-old Indian American woman who returns to India to visit her family and discover the place where she was born. The film takes a dark turn as Kaju stumbles against secrets and lies from her past. A horrifying genocide that took place twenty years ago turns out to hold the key to her mysterious origins.
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: sikh, adoption, genocide, uncover truth, orphan, haunted by the past, family relations, society, political unrest, homecoming, buried truth, indian american, violence, single mother, massacre, immigrants, riot, identity, mob, university student, death of parents, diaspora, loss of parents, hindi, government conspiracy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, new delhi, delhi

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and sincere films with plots about family relations, society, adoption, haunted by the past, parents and children, life is a bitch and hopes mostly in Drama and Musical genres. Some movies like Amu: Banaras: A Mystic Love Story (2006), Captive (2003), Older Than America (2008), When Day Breaks (2012), Home Beyond the Sun (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Banaras: A Mystic Love Story (2006)
Genre: Musical, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Banaras: A Mystic Love Story is the name of an Indian Bollywood film directed by Pankaj Parashar released in 2006. The film takes place in the Hindu holy city of Varanasi (the city, once known as Banaras, serves as a destination for the pilgrimage ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere
Plot: orphan, hinduism, guru, family relations, social differences, love affair, culture clash, religions or cults, family problems, couples, romance, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia
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Captive (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Cristina's life is thrown into turmoil when she is suddenly escorted from her strict Catholic school in Buenos Aires and told that she is really Sofía Lombardi, the daughter of activists who disappeared in the '70s. Questioning everything ...
Style: emotional, suspenseful, realistic, serious, bleak
Plot: uncover truth, haunted by the past, buried truth, society, against humanity, life is a bitch, missing person, teenage life, political unrest, adoption, family relations, political conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 70s
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Older Than America (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The truth of the past come to light in a series of haunting visions in this drama. The strange visions grow more vivid with each passing day, a young woman of Native American heritage begins piecing together a Catholic priests diabolical plot to ...
Style: tense, serious, bleak, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: dishonesty, against humanity, genocide, clergy, haunted by the past, family relations, life is a bitch, deadly, priest, parents and children, society, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
When Day Breaks (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Serbia, France, Croatia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The story of a retired music professor, Misha Brankov, who under unusual circumstances discovers his true origins. At the place where once stood a Nazi concentration camp for Jews during World War II, a metal box filled with documents is found. It ...
Style: sentimental, sincere, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: self discovery, haunted by the past, uncover truth, escapades, elderly, buried truth, family relations, obsessive quest, holocaust, concentration camp, lifesaver, golden years ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, serbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Home Beyond the Sun (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Home Beyond the Sun is the story of persecution, faith, and freedom escaping a world of fear. A bible college student, Jenna goes to teach in an area of China where her faith is forbidden. She discovers an orphanage and befriends a Chinese orphan, ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: orphan, family relations, rebellion, hopes, life is a bitch, society, rich and poor, adoption, religions or cults, christian, teacher, pursuit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china
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38%
The Valley of Tears (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Marie, a Canadian editor specialized in testimonies of Genocide survivors, starts to receive anonymous large envelopes with the narrative of Ali, a young Palestinian who grew up in a refugee camp in Lebanon. Intrigued, Marie investigates the origin ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, emotional, thought provoking
Plot: haunted by the past, uncover truth, lebanese, life is a bitch, society, family relations, interracial relations, atrocity, religions or cults, testimony, civil war, refugee ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: lebanon, canada, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Day I Was Not Born (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Argentina
Duration: 94 min.
Story: During a stopover in Buenos Aires on her way to Chile, 31-year-old Maria recognizes a nursery rhyme. Maria doesn't speak a work of Spanish, but without understanding what she is singing, she remembers the Spanish lyrics. Disturbed and thrown ...
Style: realistic, psychological, contemplative, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: self discovery, redemption, haunted by the past, protecting from truth, adoption, parents and children, uncover truth, family relations, society, life is a bitch, hopes, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Holy Lola (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The story of a young couple, Pierre and Geraldine, and their desire for a child, which leads them on a journey of initiation to Cambodia. On their difficult and transformative adventure, they must contend with obstructive authorities and the ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: adoption, interracial adoption, family relations, orphan, bribery, babies and infants, society, couple relations, politics, adoptive mother, friendship, bureaucracy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: cambodia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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The Lost & Found Family (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When her husband dies, Mrs. Ester Hobbes (Ellen Bry, TV's St. Elsewhere) learns that his wealth was just an illusion. Her only real inheritance is a run-down Southern home occupied by a foster family. Slowly, Mrs. Hobbes finds herself making ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: adoption, introspection, family problems, youth, orphan, society, family relations, religions or cults, parents and children, self discovery, family, redemption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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The Confession (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Based on the novel by New York Times best-selling author Beverly Lewis, "The Confession" is the continuing story of Katie Lapp, a young Amish woman who goes on a journey in search of her identity - only to find herself embroiled in a ...
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: amish, family relations, self discovery, hopes, adoption, society, family, redemption, reunion, religions or cults, parents and children, strong female presence
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Mushrooms (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, India
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In a forest, near a border, a young Bengali and a European soldier attempt to get the better of one another. In Calcutta, Rahul, an architect who had gone off to build a career in Dubai, begins a huge construction site. He is reunited with his ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, serious, light ...
Plot: homecoming, family relations, lovers reunited, siblings relations, cheating fiancee, cheating girlfriend, infidelity, romantic triangle, hometown, hindu, love and romance, forest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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King's Faith (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When eighteen-year-old Brendan King attempts to leave his turbulent gang life behind him, his past continues to threaten his new-found faith, family, and future
Style: christian film, realistic, touching, serious, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: adoption, redemption, juvenile delinquency, haunted by the past, human spirit, youth, society, going straight, teenage love, parents and children, suburbs, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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The Good Road (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Pappu is a truck driver. Supporting his parents and extended family is beyond his means. Now, he has been presented a plan. An accident will be staged. Pappu will "die". Insurance payments are substantial.David and Kiran, a middle class ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, road movie
Plot: missing child, parents and children, dishonesty, family relations, working class, father son relationship, boy, husband wife relationship, truck, mother son relationship, society, cons and scams ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Sugar (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A 20-year-old homeless girl is suffering from post traumatic stress syndrome on the streets of Hollywood and Venice beach.
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: haunted by the past, society, juvenile delinquency, youth, homeless, street life, orphan, survival, life is a bitch, beach, 20 year old, hollywood
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: venice, texas, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Becloud (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Alejandro Gerber Bicecci’s “Vaho (Becloud)” tells the story of three childhood friends, Andres, Felipe, and Jose, and their lives in a dusty, run down corner of Mexico City. The boys were inseparable until they witnessed a tragedy that haunts ...
Style: disturbing, emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: friendship, haunted by the past, family relations, society, life is a bitch, parents and children, witnessing a crime, racism, guilt, lynching, friends, child witness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
My Friend Victoria (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Aged eight, Victoria spends a night in the home of a wealthy white family; years later, she encounters them again and her life is changed forever.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, emotional
Plot: interracial couple, family life, adoption, hopes, family relations, society, youth, parents and children, destiny, rich and poor, class differences, orphan ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Mr. and Mrs. Iyer (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: India, USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A bus is setting out to Calcutta from a village in West Bengal. Meenakshi Iyer, who is from a strict orthodox Hindu background, is leaving to Chennai for her husband, with her young child, after the vacation with her parents. By chance, she gets a ...
Style: atmospheric, emotional, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: forbidden love, society, opposites attract, love and romance, social differences, political unrest, culture clash, parents and children, liberal, conservative, crimes, rebellion ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Mother of George (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Nigeria, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A story about a woman willing to do anything and risk everything for her marriage.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, psychological, sincere
Plot: couple relations, immigrants, society, couples, lifestyle, trying to get pregnant, family relations, female protagonist, strong female presence, urban, woman
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Baby Sellers (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Inspired by true events, the Lifetime Original Movie, Baby Sellers, exposes the shocking international criminal enterprise of infant trafficking. Stars Emmy winner Jennifer Finnigan and Emmy and Golden Globe winner Kirstie Alley.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: adoption, crimes, working undercover, babies and infants, society, immigrants, legal action, life is a bitch, kidnapping, orphanage, heroes, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Bridges of Sarajevo (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Switzerland, Italy, Portugal, Bulgaria, Germany
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Thirteen European directors explore the theme of Sarajevo; what this city has represented in European history over the past hundred years, and what Sarajevo stands for today in Europe. These eminent filmmakers of different generations and origins ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, disturbing, serious, bleak ...
Plot: life is a bitch, haunted by the past, wartime life, politics, political unrest, society, state affairs, anti war, archive footage, world war one, female director
Time: 20th century
Place: bosnia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Taken Away (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A corrupt politician covers up his daughter Vicky's pregnancy by forcing her to give the baby up for adoption. The newborn is adopted by a loving couple unable to have children, but a year later Vicky, now in college, realizes she was forced ...
Style: serious, touching, emotional, realistic
Plot: adoption, righting the wronged, courtroom drama, custody, youth, single parent, parents and children, rivalry, fighting the system, family relations, teenage life, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
California Solo (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Lachlan MacAldonich is a self-described “lazy Scotsman” and former guitar player for a once-popular 1990s rock band. No longer famous, he now lives a comfortably numb existence working on an organic farm outside Los Angeles. He drinks himself ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: haunted by the past, deportation, musician's life, introspection, life is a bitch, music, society, estrangement, immigrants, down on your luck, farm
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Red Leaves (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 82 min.
Story: An Ethiopian immigrant, sets out on a journey through his children's homes after losing his wife. Coming to know some of life's harsh new realities, he tries to survive in his own way.
Style: serious, touching, emotional, realistic, tense
Plot: family relations, immigrants, family problems, dysfunctional family, parents and children, elderly, society, golden years, jewish
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Northeast (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, France, Spain, Belgium
Duration: 104 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: adoption, injustice, unwanted pregnancy, human trafficking, moral dilemma, obsessive quest, life is a bitch, family relations, society, social differences, self discovery, babies and infants ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, france, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Daniel's Daughter (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When a woman learns that her father has passed away, she must confront the past (and the town) she left behind.
Style: serious, touching, emotional, psychological, realistic
Plot: self discovery, fall in love, romance, haunted by the past, death in the family, family relations, love and romance, small town life, last wish, homecoming, social relations, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
It’s Only Make Believe (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After serving 10 years in prison for murder, Jenny returns to society. She wants to live a quiet life and resume her responsibilities as a mother, but soon shadows from the past start to appear.
Style: serious, realistic, suspense, touching
Plot: prison, haunted by the past, starting over, family relations, crimes, drug dealing, murder, adoption, hopes, criminal heroes, strong female character, coping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Traces of Sandalwood (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, India, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Despite her fame and fortune, Mina, a successful Indian actress in Mumbai, can't forget her little sister Sita, from whom she was forced to separate after their mother's death in a village. Thirty years later she will finally find out that ...
Style: realistic, psychological, atmospheric, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: self discovery, forceful separation, haunted by the past, family relations, reunion, actor's life, sibling relationship, hopes, love, society, siblings relations, track down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: barcelona, spain, india, barcelona spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Delhi-6 (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A story about love, hope and self-discovery set in the walled city of Delhi (zip code 6) and its chaotic but touching life that forces us to ask questions about ourselves
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, humorous, serious ...
Plot: family relations, culture clash, self discovery, human nature, parents and children, on the road, society, adoption, fall in love, terminal illness, hindu, religion ...
Time: contemporary
Place: india, new delhi, asia, delhi, taj mahal
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Grigris (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chad, France, Belgium
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A 25 year old young man with dreams of becoming a dancer despite the fact that he's paralyzed from the waist down. His dreams are shattered when his uncle falls seriously ill. To save him, he decides to go work for petrol traffickers.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sincere, gloomy
Plot: life is a bitch, prostitute, unlikely criminals, family relations, society, disability, haunted by the past, paralysis, dancer, job seeking, death threat, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
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24%
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Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland, Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Switzerland, 1955. The young orphan Max is sent as a foster child and contracted to work for the Bösiger family who lives on a farm. His foster parents treat him like a workhorse while their son seizes every opportunity to humiliate him. Playing ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sincere
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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24%